A group of health care professional volunteers from UC San Francisco are on a mission. Seven doctors and 14 nurses are on their way to Arizona and New Mexico to help their counterparts in the Navajo Nation.
At over 27 thousand square miles, it’s the largest American Indian reservation in the U.S. With a population of over 175 thousand people, they’ve experienced a higher than average number of positive COVID-19 cases. As of April 21st 1,206 cases have been reported, and their hospitals are stressed to the max.
The volunteers specialize in critical care, acute care, and hospital medicine, and they’ll be on the reservation for at least a month. UCSF also sent medical volunteers to New York to help at the over taxed hospitals there.
Jack Kulp and Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air! Listen below...